I am a graduate student through Duke’s Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program and am now affiliated with the Psychology & Neuroscience department. I study how reward-processes interact with and use attentional processes to produce goal-directed behavior. One of my major research goals is to understand how these interactions occur across both vision and audition. Although I am interested in all forms of neuroimaging, I currently am primarily working with electroencephalography (EEG) to study both event-related potentials (ERP) and neural oscillations. I am co-mentored by Dr. Marty Woldorff and Dr. Scott Huettel.
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Bachman, MD, and Bernat, EM. "Independent contributions of theta and delta time-frequency activity to the visual oddball P3b." International Journal of Psychophysiology : Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology 128 (June 2018): 70-80. Full Text
Watts, ATM, Bachman, MD, and Bernat, EM. "Expectancy effects in feedback processing are explained primarily by time-frequency delta not theta." Biological Psychology 129 (October 2017): 242-252. Full Text
Harper, J, Malone, SM, Bachman, MD, and Bernat, EM. "Stimulus sequence context differentially modulates inhibition-related theta and delta band activity in a go/no-go task." Psychophysiology 53.5 (May 2016): 712-722. Full Text